India is the fourth most dangerous place in the world for females, after only Afghanistan, Congo and Pakistan
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Tuesday 10 March 2009
The tradition of Holi, also called the Festival of Colours, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated by Hindus all over India.
Thursday 22 January 2009
Saturday 13 December 2008
Thursday 27 November 2008
India is no stranger to deadly terrorist attacks but the deliberate targeting of foreigners in Mumbai this week and the prolonged hostage sieges in luxury hotels frequented by Westerners makes this particular attack markedly different from previous outbursts of violence.
Monday 24 November 2008
Malaysia's top Islamic body fresh from banning tomboys has issued an edict that prohibits Muslims from practicing yoga, saying that elements of Hinduism in the ancient Indian exercise could corrupt them.
Sunday 23 November 2008
Saturday 25 October 2008
New Delhi A Catholic nun raped in the Indian state of Orissa, allegedly during a riot by Hindus in August, denounced local police yesterday. At a televised news conference in the capital, Sister Meena, 29, again called for federal police to take over the investigation. More than 30 people have been killed in anti-Christian violence in Orissa's Kandhamal district. The nun said up to 50 men tore off her clothes before she was raped by one of them, then paraded down the road and beaten with sticks. She said that when she asked for protection from the Orissa police, they were unwilling to help, adding: "They were friendly with the attackers."
Wednesday 15 October 2008
The long-simmering tension along the Cambodian and Thailand border today erupted in a gun-battle in which at least two soldiers were killed as both sides opened fire with rockets and small arms.
Tuesday 14 October 2008
Sunday 12 October 2008
Rioters in southern India killed six members of a Muslim family by setting fire to their home after earlier clashes between Hindus and Muslims left four others dead and 15 injured in the same village, officials said today.
Thursday 09 October 2008
Thursday 18 September 2008
The opening of the country's first ever state-aided Hindu school has inevitably led to claims that the growth in the number of religious schools will lead to greater segregation of children from different communities. However, while it is true that the Hindu children who go to the Krishna-Avanti Primary School in Edgware, north London, would be taught alongside youngsters from other ethnic communities if the school did not exist, it raises the question: why should parents of the Hindu faith not be able to send their children to a school practising their religion when members of so many other faith groups already can?
Monday 15 September 2008
The UK's first state-funded Hindu school has opened to pupils, it was announced today.
Sunday 14 September 2008
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Thursday 11 September 2008
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Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
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